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Severe Obesity* Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity** and Sex, 2005-2006

Severe Obesity* Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity** and Sex, 2005-2006
Race/Ethnicity Percent of Adults
Female Male

*Defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40.0 or more.

**The sample of Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, persons of multiple races, and persons of other races was too small to produce reliable results.

††Estimates for Hispanics should be interpreted with caution; they may not be representative of the entire Hispanic population.

This result should be interpreted with caution; the relative standard error was greater than 30 percent.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

Total 7.3 4.1
Non-Hispanic White 6.6 4.0
Non-Hispanic Black 13.7 6.1
Hispanic†† 5.4 2.7

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